I WOULD like to commend the Barbados Tourism Authority and Ministry of Tourism (BTA) for the excellent and professional way in which they carried out their duties in making sure that the recently concluded Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development (STC 11) went as smoothly as possible.
I was part of a team of international journalists, which gave me an opportunity to observe the hard work and dedication the staff of these agencies performed, especially when one takes into consideration that a high concentration of security measures had to be in place to ensure the safety of such large numbers (delegates) who attended the conference.
I cannot overstate credit to Richard Sealy, Minister of Tourism, Averil Byer, marketing director, Hugh Foster, tourism consultant, and Linda Christine-Clarke of the BTA. Also, it would be remiss of me if I did not make mention of the Royal Barbados Police Force (motorcycle unit).
They provided escort for the international media getting from points “A” to “B” ensuring that they performed their duties in a timely manner.
I would also like to say thanks to Johnson Johnrose, media consultant for the Caribbean Tourism Authority. His assistance to the media is most appreciated.